Criminal Female Circumcision: Malicious Custody Tactic?

A Georgia man is on trial for aggravated battery and cruelty to a child for allegedly circumcising his two year old daughter. Female circumcision is said to be a widespread ritual in the man’s native Ethiopia.

The man’s defense reportedly is that his wife did it … for advantage in their pending divorce and child custody case.

The man’s wife allegedly sought sole custody of their daughter, with visitation by the father to be supervised.

While some parents will stoop to almost any tactics against the other parent to gain a perceived legal advantage over them, torturing their children for that purpose is, thankfully, comparatively rare and extreme in family court.

Read more in this First Coast News [Brunswick, GA] article: Father Testifies in Circumcision Case.